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beyond its borders. >> now to the scandal rocking the vatican. the pope's former butler found guilty today of stealing private papal documents and leaking them to a reporter, but tonight the butler is expecting a pardon. paulo gabrieli was always close to the pope or at his side serving dinner. it was a trusted position and he betrayed that trust, handing over thousands of copies of documents to an investigative journalist who was writing a tell-all book. it caused a sensation with accusations of fighting and financial misdealings. in court the butler confessed to the crime and said he did it out of love for the church. his lawyer said he shouldn't be remembered as a thief and even hopes that in the future his motives will be rewarded for the butler said it himself in court this morning, he did what he did for the sake of the church and of the pope. >> vatican judges disagreed, sentencing gabrieli to 18 months in prison. the butler has to wait for forgiveness from the very man he betrayed. the pope's spokesman says a pardon is likely and the pontiff will now study the court file and
day of the trial of pope benedict's former butler has come to a close. the man confessed to stealing confidential documents from the pope's apartment and leaking them to the press. nbc's claudia has the latest for us from rome. >> the most sensational trial to be held in the vatican for decades or centuries will be over in a week. today marks the start of the so-called trial, the one that sues the pope's former butler accused of stealing and leaking private documents from the pope's apartment through the italian media to expose what he said was the evil and corruption he saw all around catholic church. he was in court this morning looking tense. but he didn't show my ni emotion. >> he was occasion untilly a little bit nervous but for the most part he was smiling. he looked rather calm. he obviously had some inside tension. he looked a little bit pale. and he had bags undh-nder his e >> he be take the stand on tuesday and he could be sentenced by the end of next week. he's already confessed to the crime to it looks like a mess of the butler did it but the question remains, the butler
favorite sport. >> reporter: but that fun comes at too high a price says dr. paul butler, a retired physician. the father of three who now sits on the dover school board wants to shut down the football program for good. he believes the risk of concussions and long-term brain injuries to players is too high. >> i think it's a risk. >> i think it's overly radical and it's not supported by medical evidence. >> reporter: the school board released a statement saying dr. butler's opinion is his own, and that the determination of the dhs football program has not come before the board and is not on any agenda at this time. still, parents were quick to speak out. >> the backing is there, you know. jim mcmahon just came out and said he suffers from dementia, so there is a fear. >> if you're going to stop football, you better stop hockey. >> reporter: symptoms are often subtle and easily missed. among children and adolescents, emergency room visits for sports-related brain injuries, including concussions, have gone up 60% in ten years. ask for boys, the rates are highest in football. >> from t
. >>> pope benedict's former butler declared his innocence yesterday against charges he stole personal documents from the pontiff, however, he admitted photocopying the pope's private correspondence. vatican police testified they found thousands of pages of documents inside his apartment. >>> also in vatican city, a dramatic but unrelated protest. a man climbed onto the dome of st. peter's bassilica unfurling a protest bannister against italy's prime minister. at last report he was still up there. >>> and after checking out a tip, police near detroit say missing teamster's boss jimmy hoffa is not buried in the driveway of a home. neither is anyone else. >>> well, now here as an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,482 after losing 32 points yesterday. the s&p was up a point. the nasdaq gained six. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei fell 39 points but in hong kong the hang seng added 47. >>> well, a mixed day on the street could be the story for much of the week. on tuesday material stocks stalled the dow after
worldwide. the pope's former butler on trial for leaking documents to the press. this dinner, paolo gabriellely was so trusted, he was one of the few people to have a key to the pontiff's apartment, so close, he was able to take thousands of confidential documents. >> it was a betrayal of trust. pablo says that himself. for the vatican, i don't think anyone's too worried about what was in the documents, it's the fact that the documents were taken from the pope's apartment. >> gabriella admitted taking papers his boss asked be destroyed. but according to police, they found them stashed in the butler's apartment instead. the 46-year-old passed the documents on to an investigative journalist so-called vatileaks causing embarrassment for the church with allegations of financial corruption and cover-up. gabriellely claims he saw corruption everywhere in the church and acted alone to root it out. >> he's right. maybe the corruption should be out. we should know about the vatican because there was stuff going on that no one knows about for so long that it's about time we really find out. h
police say he pled not guilty to a crime. >>> the pope's former butler testifies today for stealing private documents. the butler, whose duties included helping the pope get dressed, wanted to expose what he felt was corruption within the vatican. >>> now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. actress drew barrymore announced she gave birth last wednesday to a baby girl named olive, the first child for the 37-year-old actress and her husband art consultant will kopelman. fans are wondering if the baby is named after the reindeer character named olive. liam niesom was pretty in pink. raising money for breast cancer research. >> if i take this off, does the $10,000 become 20,000? just asking. >> i'll make that happen. if you take it off and go sit in that. >> yes. >> then we get fined if you take those off. >> the audience member who got to help ellen dunk niesom is himself a cancer survivor. >>> and this black bear was brave enough to walk on to this back deck but not prepared for this woman's angry reaction. >> no, no. down! who knew
. >>> a big trial in italy capturing global attention. the pope's former butler is accused of stealing thousands of private papal document. on tuesday he told the court why he did it. nbc's michelle kosinski is in rome this morning. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, david, yeah. here we have the pope's right-hand man accused of stealing the pope's personal letters and documents, copying them, leaking them to the press. when this first broke it was described like something out of a shadowy novel full of high-level intrigue, but now it kind of reads more like a bizarre heist. this was paulo gabriele in his coveted role, one of pope benedict's closest aides. now the butler is the accused in the vatican courtroom charged with stealing a large number of the pope's personal letters and documents, some refer to infighting over things like construction contracts, alleged cronyism and transparency, a rare peek inside vatican justice. gabriele has admitted taking the documents but testified he doesn't feel guilty of a crime, only betraying the trust of a man he loves like a father.
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